Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Robert Donald


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Personal data

Birthdate:  23.01.1949
Birthplace:  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  04.06.1985
Selection group:  NASA-11
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. ??.04.2004


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-41 Discovery  PLT  06.10. - 10.10.1990 4d 02h 10m 
2  STS-53 Discovery  PLT  02.12. - 09.12.1992 7d 07h 19m 
3  STS-65 Columbia  CDR  08.07. - 23.07.1994 14d 17h 55m 
4  STS-88 Endeavour  CDR  04.12. - 16.12.1998 11d 19h 18m 
Total  37d 22h 42m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mathematics from U.S. Naval Academy, 1971; Colonel, USMC, Ret.; USN test pilot school class 80; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 10; Chief of Astronaut office; hobbies: Jogging, softball, sailing, woodworking, cycling, racqetball; Director of Human Space Flights, International Space Station Program Office, Russia; November 2002 - March 2004 Director, Flight Crew Operations, JSC; was Deputy Director, JSC; later director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; since mid October 2008 director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Last update on August 25, 2018.